J - Buckinghamshire Vocabulary
The following list of words are quoted from three articles published in the "Records of Buckinghamshire" by Alfred Heneage Cocks, M.A, between 1897 and 1909 (some editing has been used to produce a unified list). See the introduction for further details..
JACK-HERN, see BULL-HERN.
JACK UP, TO, to give up, cease, "give over." "I jacked up work at five o'clock." Sometimes without up. "What, jacked it already?"
JACKQUITE, the plant Jonquil.
JALLUS, TO, to suspect, to venture, to suggest, etc. "I jallus'd as it were George as done it." The spelling was jalouse in the 18th century. Probably same root as jealous.
JILT, YILT, a gilt, or maiden sow.
JIM, a sparrow.
JIMMY, A "sheep's jimmy" is a raw sheep's head. See Hurdle-bumper.
JOB, to strike with a pointed instrument. "He jobbed it into it" = He stuck it into it.
JOEY, a hedge-sparrow.
JOHN GREEN, grass. "There's a bit o' John Green coming up in th' medder now."
JONNUCK [adv.] honestly, with a proper sense of honour. "We should 'a 'ad a lot more chickens if the ol' 'en 'ad acted jonnuck."
JONNY WOP, a name applied to an unsophisticated person, an ultra-rustic or stupid person; a "Jonny Raw" or "chaw-bacon."
JOWER, TO, probably for to jaw, to lose one's temper and scold.
JUMPING BAIL, see Cat's gallows, supra.
JUST, pronounced jist, which preserves the sound of the original French "u" better than the ordinary pronunciation.
JUSTLY, exactly, precisely, accurately. "I can't say justly."